Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Tommy Nguyen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($106,351)

SandraBarbour • Level 44: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Tommy Nguyen

Tommy Nguyen opened to 500,000 on the button, and Anatolii Zyrin, in the big blind, called.

The dealer fanned a flop of {9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, and Zyrin check-called a bet of 500,000 from Nguyen.

The turn was the {a-Clubs} and Zyrin check-called another bet of 700,000 from Nguyen.

The {k-Clubs} completed the board. This time, Zyrin led out with a bet of 575,000, and Nguyen responded by moving all in for 7,200,000. Zyrin snap-called with his last 7,175,000. Nguyen tabled {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for two pair but that wasn't good enough as Zyrin showed {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for a set of fives to win the pot, while Nguyen was left with a 25,000 chip.

The very next hand, Brett Apter limped on the button, along with Zyrin from the small blind. Nguyen was all in for his last chip.

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Zyrin and Apter checked it through to the {a-Clubs} turn. Zyrin fired 250,000 and Apter folded. Zyrin and Nguyen tabled their cards.

Anatolii Zyrin: {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Tommy Nguyen: {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The {9-Clubs} completed the board and that was it for Nguyen, eliminated from the tournament.

Tommy Nguyen
Tommy Nguyen finished in 3rd place
Player Chips Progress
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 18,270,000 10,370,000
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
us 4,700,000 175,000
Tommy Nguyen ca
Tommy Nguyen
ca Busted

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinBrett ApterTommy Nguyen